The Daily Male Men’s Health Clinic, which has been offering free health screening services in the areas of prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease to mature men on a monthly basis at pop-up locations, has received praises from many who have attended.
An online media outlet produced a first video featuring several men out of the 40 who had visited the initial offering of the clinic at the Bermuda Industrial Union (BIU) in early February, telling of their experiences at Daily Male, all of them expressing gratitude, mixed with thankful relief regarding the services and non-invasive testing methods.
At the most recent edition of Daily Male at St George’s Cricket Club many more men joined the chorus of those extolling the virtues of the clinic’s mission of ‘bringing healthcare to the streets’.
Nevertheless, one voice stood out beyond conventional wisdom, with it being no surprise that the orator of unusual sense was Nevile T Darrell, a man of eccentricity.
The octogenarian, who has had among his life roles that of being, at one time or another, an author, policeman, political candidate, taxi driver, Cup Match Captain, insurance salesman and security firm owner, pointed to then spiritual vibrations eminating from those staffing Daily Male as key in its service delivery.
Mr Darrell told of a spectre of calm reassurance pervading the room at SGCC during his vist, something that served to allay any apprehension he may have had about getting tested and something that should allay common fears in men, particularly Black men, with regard to dealing with healthcare matters connected to the prostate and cardiovascular ailments, in which Daily Male specialises.
“Basically, I found out about this clinic taking place next door to me at St George’s Cricket Club from one of my neighbours,” began Mr Darrell, a venerable east end legend, who published the biographical novel Acel’dama in 2002. “So, I decided to come by and get a check up and quite frankly I’m glad I did.
“I think the whole way that this Clinic has been conducted is very professional and the whole experience was made very pleasant.
“All of the staff members were very helpful, pleasant and because of my exposure to various services in Bermuda, when it comes to hospitality etcetera, I was made to feel at ease in coming here by the attitude of the people involved, which I feel is very important.
“Too often too often we complain about not having proper service and whatever.
“For instance, if you walk in a shop looking to buy something quite often you don’t get the impression that the person serving you doesn’t have any concern about you perse.
“But, having visited this clinic today, the people involved are concerned – they are very concerned – and I can feel the positive vibrations throughout the whole experience.
“With these vibrations it’s been very uplifting, if you like and in keeping with my own spirit, connectivity, which is very important when it comes to health.”
Mr Darrell added that he was glad he had decided to attend and would make every effort to spread the word of the helpful, qualified services being offered by Daily Male, which stage its next offering at Somerset Cricket Club on Saturday, April 1, 2023, with more to follow at Warwick Workman’s Club (May 6, 2023), Bailey;’s Bay Cricket Club (June 3, 2023) and Pembroke Hamilton Club (July 1, 2023).
Said Mr Darrell in conclusion: “Like I said, I’m very glad I did come by and certainly will help to spread the word in support of what this organization is doing, particularly in a day and age where – perhaps because of Covid and what has happened – we live in a very stressful time globally and these sort of things, if you like, help provide calm in troubled times.”
This is my first impression and want to commend the organizers and wish continued success.
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